UPDATED: Five die in Masvingo road accident

By ZBC Reporter
Police have confirmed that three people died, while two were burnt beyond recognition in a head-on car collision at a 41 km peg near Ngomahuru turn-off along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road.
Masvingo Police Spokesperson Chief Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the accident which occurred yesterday at around 5 pm but said she was yet to get full details of what exactly transpired.
The accident saw a BMW which was travelling towards the Beitbridge colliding with a Honda Fit going in the opposite direction at a place popularly referred to as kwa Bathi.
When ZBC News arrived at the scene of the accident, remains of two people who were travelling in the BMW were still burning in the vehicle, while one body was lying on the ground.
According to villagers from the area, the accident occurred after the BMW vehicle tried to overtake, resulting in a head-on collision.
“Tanzwa noise tiri kumba ndokumhanya tichiuya tikatanga kubatsirana kubudisa vanhu takwanisa kubudisa one mumota but vamwe two moto wanga wakunyanyisa,” (we heard a noise from our homesteads that’s when we ran and helped to remove one person from the burning car, we could not remove the remaining two because the fire had intensified) said a villager.
Other witnesses who rushed to the scene to assist say the BMW appeared to be speeding when it went past the Ngomahuru turn off.
Those who helped retrieve the passengers say five (5) who were in the Honda Fit were rushed to hospital. Police are yet to confirm the number of the deceased.